(CNN)—The ONE campaign released a star-studded pre-convention ad Thursday, featuring Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, the wives of both presumptive presidential nominees.
The 30-second spot, ‘'Voices,’ stars actor Matt Damon, who has traveled with the ONE campaign to Africa two times. As the ad progresses, Damon remains on camera, but his voice is replaced by those of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain, as well as average Americans.
"“Thanks to everyday Americans who chose to make a difference millions of lives have been saved in the world’s poorest countries,” Damon says. “But there’s still more to do,” Cindy McCain adds. “Please join the millions of Americans from every party,” Damon continues. “Who are coming together as ONE,” says Michelle Obama.
The nearly $2 million ad campaign emphasizes the need for the United States to be educated and involved in helping some of the world's most deprived countries.
Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain have been active supporters of the campaign's mission. In July, Mrs. McCain joined the ONE Campaign on a trip to Rwanda, visiting health clinics, and an orphanage.
The ad will hit the airwaves Sunday, August 24 on cable and entertainment channels.
Full script after the jump
ONE “VOICES” Script
MATT DAMON: Thanks to everyday Americans who chose to make a difference…
MATT DAMON (Matt Damon as Voice #1):
...millions of lives have been saved in the world’s poorest countries…
MATT DAMON (Voice #2):
41 million more children have been able to go school.
MATT DAMON (Voice #3):
3 million more people living with AIDS...
MATT DAMON (Voice #4):
...have access to lifesaving medication.
MATT DAMON (Voice #5):
3 million fewer children die each year from preventable diseases...
MATT DAMON (Cindy McCain as Voice #6):
But there’s still more to do.
MATT DAMON (Voice #7):
In this election year,
MATT DAMON (Voice #8):
...please join the millions of Americans from every party…
MATT DAMON (Mayor Bloomberg as Voice #9):
…Democrats, Republicans, Independents….
MATT DAMON: (Michelle Obama as Voice #10)
….who are coming together as ONE…
MATT DAMON: (Matt Damon as Voice #11)
We welcome your voice. Thank you.
are you some type of idiot? Can you type or write a complete sentence? What a weird person you are. What I would suggest is you take a look at some of the comments and try to type one yourself it's not that hard. instead of all of the capital letters and weird symbols, you should be able to come up with something, but then again you are an mcsane fan and any body who follows this loser is not very bright. LOL
Obama, Obama all the way
**U.S. tax dollars heading for the African continent:
$220 million–Women's justice
$4.1 billion- aids, malaria, public health
$519 million-economic development
$376.3 million–direct humanitarian aid
**This is just general revenue earmarked from tax dollars and does not include phlianthropic efforts through the many religious and humanitarian organizations millions of Americans already donate their time and money to.
HEY BILL IN FLORIDA........
CINDY LIKES TO WORK FOR CHARITIES BECAUSE SHE CAN GET HER HANDS ON ALL THE PAIN RELIEVER SHE WANTS.
MICHELLE OBAMA HAS WORKED MOST HER LIFE IN HELPING THE LESS FORTUNATE.
UNLIKE YOU AS A REPUBLICAN WHO DONT BELIEVE IN HELPING THE POOR.
AS FAR AS CINDY DONATING TO CHARITY ITS ONLY FOR TAX RELIEF IM SURE.
"Damon remains on camera, but his voice is replaced by those of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain, as well as average Americans"
How awesome that we 'averages' got included in this ad. I'm headed right now to give more money away to see that it is well served in some far-off location.
The whole cheating on your wife thing should not be a big deal to democrats.....Bill Clinton was president.
Hey Chuck, you forgot to add that Congress was controlled by the Republicans for the first six and half years. Oh wait, you want to ignore that and live in denial.
McCain = Part of the problem for the past two decades.
McCain = A continuation of the Bush economic policies
McCain = Another war president
McCain = A man who doesn't respect women, let alone his own wife.
Thanks...New now please!
So why isn't this $2 million dollar ad playing in Europe?
What about Saudi Arabia (practically on Africa's doorstep) total government foreign humanitarian aid (documented) less than $100,000 USD.....
I'm not opposed to the ad-I am opposed to the notion that we aren't already giving–against our will from our government–despite what we may be donating individually. And I still maintain, dear Sifa–other western nations, industrialized nations–aren't exactly running over there with a checkbook.
Don't underestimate the cost of the war, which still rages on.
Let Oprah, Jolie and Pitts money continue worrying about Africa and let American dollars stay in America. Those people don't even know they are "suffering" until we tell them they don't have it as good as us. They make do as they always have for hundreds of years.
how many kids would 2 mill. feed ?
I disagree.....if the ONE Campaign spends 2 million on an ad campaign to bring attention to Africa, and people see this add and act on it by writing letters to their officials, (which is a huge thing with the ONE campaign), joining the peace core, donating food etc etc. Awareness and action is the end goal of this campaign, not just money.
Besides, if you just handed the two million dollars over to Africans....what's to keep the corrupt dictators from just taking it anyway...right?
Help me out here CNN......post me :)
The Deomcratic controlled Congress has been here since 2006 and the Repbublicans have fillibustered a record number of bills to prevent anything useful from happening. Add to that the vetoes from your President.
Anything else you need 'clarification' on?
I really like Cindy. I feel sorry for her through. McCain is a dominating person and she was so young compared to him when they married. McCain lied to her about his age and marital status when he met her and then used her for her money.
I LOVE Matt Damon... aka..Jason Bourne.
I love the ad... aka... very true..
I LOVE Barack Obama..... aka .... 44th President of the United States..
"Chuck": You do realize that Cindy McCain was in this ad also, don't you?
Mccain Is Not A Hero! . . . Enough Said!
I'm with you little Man, and they are all in Africa...
How about Momma Walbucks dish out some of those millions since her and her Alzheimer's having husband can afford 10 homes and can't keep count of how many they have.
Oh this is great. Remember the UN and food for oil corruption? Nobody believes UN anymore. UN needs a reform.
I thought Cindy doesn't like to shake poor people's hand?
Gee, I would have hoped that an ad like this with both Michelle and Cindy might not bring out the worst in people and might curb the hysteria.
Thanks, Mike-TX, for proving me wrong.